Month: November 2011

UMaine to Build Nation’s Only Cellulose Nanofibrils Pilot Plant

The University of Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute is building a pilot-scale plant for manufacturing cellulose nanofibrils (CNF), a wood-based reinforcing material that is increasingly of interest to researchers worldwide looking for super-strong materials that could replicate synthetic plastics. The pilot plant, which is being funded by a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Forest […]

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